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Midwife Crisis

Season 4, Episode 6

Martin and Louisa's new midwife don't exactly see eye-to-eye when it comes to baby care. In fact, Martin is dismissive of her profession.

The doc's cognitive behavioral exercises to overcome his blood phobia have been paying off; he's able to draw blood from P.C. Penhale without filching. Martin visits aunt Joan at her farm and breaks the news that he intends to become a surgeon in London again. She's supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa. He misses his chance when Louisa overhears Edith congratulating him that he got the job.

Martin and midwife Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature, which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. The doctor is furious when he discovers this because he believes that Molly's homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa's health.

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Nowt So Queer

Season 3, Episode 8:

News of Martin and Louisa's engagement spreads like wildfire -- like the outbreak of a respiratory infection in the village. Bert Large's ill health is not his only problem as he struggles to keep his restaurant afloat.

Missed this episode? Just want to spend a little more time in Portwenn? Then click here to read the recap for this episode.



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Happily Ever After

Season 3, Episode 9: Season Finale

The day of Martin and Louisa's wedding arrives and it's a catalogue of disasters from the very beginning. The bridesmaid gets injured, Martin wrestles with the drunk priest, and to top it all off, both Martin and Louisa are having doubts.



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Better the Devil

Life in the beautiful Cornish village of Portwenn has become ever more infuriating for Dr. Martin Ellingham since the heart-wrenching decision to call off his marriage to local headmistress Louisa. Louisa has left, and Martin has begun to question what keeps him in Cornwall. It's certainly not his relentlessly annoying patients. On a visit to the hospital, Martin is stunned to meet Edith, his old girlfriend from medical school days who is now a top-ranking doctor with a flourishing private practice.

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Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 4, Episode 2

Doc Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy and is conflicted over what action to take. But Louisa is adamant that she doesn't want Martin involved. Doc's aunt Joan, however, insists that she help Louisa through the pregnancy.

Louisa accepts a job back at Portwenn Primary School, where the principal is causing public concern over his increasingly erratic behavior. Martin realizes the headmaster is unwell based on his blue urine sample. Things take a frightening turn when he takes a class of students to the beach.

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